The open-air faecal sewage disposal space commonly known as Lavender Hill in Accra is still operational despite the commissioning of a treatment plant system to replace it.
On Friday November 25 2016, President John Dramani Mahama commissioned a $25million treatment plant to mark the end of the discharge of liquid waste into the sea.
However, after all the excitement about the closure of Lavender Hill, the Mudor Waste Treatment Plant went to bed and discharge of the waste into the sea continued, two visits to the site by GHOne News reporter Joseph Armstrong Gold Alorgbey on Saturday and Monday November 28, 2016 have confirmed in the special report above.
Lavender Hill brings a sense of shame
The existence of Lavender Hill has been a source of environmental hazard which has persisted for many years.
Internationally, dumping of liquid waste into the ocean causes a blot on the tourism potentials of Ghana and President Mahama agreed with the notion when he commissioned the Mudor treatment plant last week.
He said: “I’ve always felt a sense of shame when this issue has been raised with me by our international partners or even tourists who visit our country.”
“There are several of my friends I have received and asked if they’ve gone to enjoy the beach and they say no we are told that Ghana’s beaches are not safe and that you pour faecal waste into the sea. It’s always filled me with a sense of shame.
“Under my government, we have undertaken many projects but if there is one project I feel very proud of, it is what we have been able to achieve today to close down the Lavender Hill,” Mahama stated.
Source: GHOne TV
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